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Preston Way Reopened After Acid Spill

Firefighters, police blocked off the area for a hazardous materials incident.

Preston Way in Mount Kisco was closed Wednesday afternoon for an acid spill on the road, according to fire officials.

Passers-by called police about 12:15 p.m., said Mount Kisco fire Chief Tom Jackson. Apparently a small container fell from a vehicle and spilled—and the liquid from the container began smoking as it came in contact with the roadbed and the rain.

The road was spotted as having been reopened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Firefighters and the Westchester County HazMat team have contained the spill, which had gotten into the storm drain.

"There is no hazard to life or limb," Jackson said. 

Jackson said the department is awaiting the county Health Department, which must OK the final clean-up and disposal efforts. After that, the road can be re-opened, he said.

Preston abuts a large shopping plaza to the north, which includes Target and A&P.

Heather Flournoy October 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM
what is the acid and what company spilled it?
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Hi, Heather! No one saw it fall, so it's not known who was carrying it. We'll ask officials if they can identify the acid.
William Demarest (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
This incident created traffic problems in the area for the early part of the afternoon.
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Yes. It's a key road given its proximity to the Target/A&P plaza.

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